Florence School District 1

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  • Florence One is a 284-square mile area located in Florence County, South Carolina. It encompasses all or part of several communities , as well as the City of Florence, serving over 75,000 residents. Florence One is an award-winning school district with over 16,000 students and over 2,000 employees. Florence One has 14 elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, a career center, child develoment centers, an adult and community education center as well as other programs to meet the special needs of children.

    Florence One is governed by a nine member Board of Trustees which meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Florence One Administration Building which is located at 319 South Dargan Street. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

District Announcements

  • Local School & City to Benefit from New Road Construction

    Parents whose children attend McLaurin Elementary School will now have access to a new road that serves as the second point of entry to the school.  The new road also provides access to the City's Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.    The road officially opens on Monday, January 22. 

    The new road runs Freedom Boulevard to McMillan Lane, creating a loop drive.  Prior to construction of the new road, one could only access the school at a single point of entry through McMillan Lane.

    School officials say the road will help alleviate traffic problems in the area and create a safer environment in emergencies.  Deborah Cribb, principal of McLaurin Elementary, said that with more than 800 students at the school, traffic congestion builds quickly and the one way in and out has been a constant problem for parents and staff.  “The new road should help alleviate much of the congestion and create a safer environment for our students,” said Cribb, who has made plans for the new road.  Parents and staff have been informed of Monday’sroad opening.   

    Through a partnership, Florence One and the City of Florence completed the project.  It came about when school officials in Florence One approached the city about traffic concerns at the school. According to City Manager Drew Griffin, the city had prior plans to build a road to connect to the wastewater plant.  In March of 2016, both city and school district representatives came together to announce plans to fund the main thoroughfare, which they say, will be advantageous to both parties.

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  • Applications Available Now for Florence One IB Program

    (Informational Meeting Scheduled)

    Applications for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years and IB Diploma programs for the 2018-2019 school year are available, and will be received from January 2nd through February 23rd.

    The IB Middle Years and IB Diploma programs, which are regarded as the most comprehensive college preparatory programs in the world, are taught at Williams Middle School for grades 7-8 and Wilson High School for grades 9-12.

    Students who live in Florence School District One, but are not enrolled at Wilson or Williams, can transfer schools in order to participate in the IB Middle Years or IB Diploma programs. The school district provides transportation to Wilson High School and Williams Middle School for these students.

    The annual IB informational meeting will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m. at Wilson High School for new students interested in the IB Middle Years Program or IB Diploma Program. Also, to learn more about the IB Middle Years or IB Diploma programs, attend Showcase Night on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at Williams Middle School. Applications are available at elementary schools, the District Office, Williams Middle School, Wilson High School, and Florence One’s website, www.fsd1.org.

    For more information, contact Tenika Evans-Pee (tevanspee@fsd1.org) at Williams Middle or Josie Stratton (josie.stratton@fsd1.org) at Wilson High.

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